Specialty Court (Bonneville County, ID)

Bonneville County, Idaho, Mental Health Court

At A Glance

Jurisdiction: Bonneville County, Idaho  

Program Intercept Point: Specialty court   

Populations Served: Misdemeanor and felony defendants, with a diagnosis of a serious mental illness 

Program Summary

The Bonneville County Mental Health Court engages people with serious mental illness who have been charged with felony and/or misdemeanor offenses. The mental health court tailors treatment plans for participants based on their individual needs and goals, helping them to develop the skills they will use to succeed after completing the program.

Bonneville County Courthouse

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Program Highlights

  • A rural program with strong support from the state. 
  • Uses an assertive community treatment (ACT) model for all participants. 
  • Focuses exclusively on people with high risks and high needs.  
  • Makes use of local resources and works with community partners to identify programmatic support, housing options, and unique prosocial activities for participants. 
  • Offers mentoring services to prepare participants who are nearing program completion to become peer support specialists or recovery coaches, both potential employment options after graduation from the program. 


Eric Olson 
Program Coordinator  
(208) 360-0262